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#432911 - 06/22/11 09:59 AM Hapkido or Taekwondo?
kick2011 Offline

Registered: 06/22/11
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I'm trying to decide whether to do Hapkido or Taekwondo. I have studied many things but I have studied Taekwondo the most. I'm switching classes and they offer either one. Should I try Hapkido or stick with Taekwondo?

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#432926 - 06/22/11 05:03 PM Re: Hapkido or Taekwondo? [Re: kick2011]
gojuman59 Offline

Registered: 04/08/11
Posts: 224
Loc: Missouri
Having practiced TaeKwonDo in the past.I always wondered how training in Hapkido would be like. To me Hapkido contains a more rounded system of self-defense. The joint locks and throws combined with kicking looks tough.

keep training, Mark

#433438 - 07/25/11 05:25 PM Re: Hapkido or Taekwondo? [Re: gojuman59]
Dereck Offline

Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 10416
Loc: Great White North
It really will depend on the Instructor(s). No matter what is being provided or may be well rounded, without a good Instructor learning could be impeded. Plus knowing what is being taught. There are many TKD schools that have a basis in Hapkido and teach this as TKD without differentiating it.

I would suggest trialing both to see what best fits you and then make your decision.

#433443 - 07/26/11 11:23 AM Re: Hapkido or Taekwondo? [Re: Dereck]
Dobbersky Offline
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Registered: 03/13/06
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Loc: Manchester United Kingdom
Definately go for Hapkido, even Sifu Bruce Lee described Hapkido as a complet art, it is even represented as one of his fights in the Game of Death via Hapkido Master Ji Han-Jae!!!

enjoy and let us know how your Hapkido is getting on
A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.


#433470 - 07/29/11 03:30 PM Re: Hapkido or Taekwondo? [Re: Dobbersky]
gojuman59 Offline

Registered: 04/08/11
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Loc: Missouri
Hapkido... you know like Billy Jack!!!Then again,maybe not. Those were some baaaad!! movies.
What was the line. Oh yeah I remember it now.

"I'm gonna put this right foot up next to your right ear"
"Is that a fact"
"Yes and you know what"?
"There's nothing you can do about it"

At that time Billy Jack whips up a inside to outside crescent kick and knocks the redneck lawman on his butt.
The only scene I remember from the movie.Classic bad cinema.

keep training, Mark

#433494 - 08/02/11 12:18 AM Re: Hapkido or Taekwondo? [Re: gojuman59]
47MartialMan Offline

Registered: 11/17/04
Posts: 180
I was fortunate enough to had a Korean teacher who taught both.

I say go for Hapkido if you want defense

TKD if you want more of a sport

#433511 - 08/02/11 09:42 PM Re: Hapkido or Taekwondo? [Re: 47MartialMan]
TaekwonDoFan Offline

Registered: 01/23/10
Posts: 271
Switch to Hapkido for a change - variety is the spice of life.

#433549 - 08/07/11 04:12 AM Re: Hapkido or Taekwondo? [Re: TaekwonDoFan]
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#433558 - 08/08/11 11:08 AM Re: Hapkido or Taekwondo? [Re: 47MartialMan]
gojuman59 Offline

Registered: 04/08/11
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Loc: Missouri
Hey 47martialman I was just wondering. I have never seen any Kata for Hapkido.Do they have it?


#433626 - 08/16/11 12:53 AM Re: Hapkido or Taekwondo? [Re: gojuman59]
47MartialMan Offline

Registered: 11/17/04
Posts: 180
My Hapkido instructor never had it. Though his patterns of movement was explained in like a Kata-step form. Something like Japanese Kabuki

#434036 - 10/20/11 03:06 PM Re: Hapkido or Taekwondo? [Re: gojuman59]
Hapkid0ist Offline

Registered: 09/20/05
Posts: 125
Loc: Hollyhood, Ca.
Most Hapkido does not contain and Kata. In it's place we (personally) spar instead. This being said, some Hapkido instructors have put together their own kata and some have borrowed. Mostly though any kata you see will be in a TKD school that teaches a limited HKD ciriculum.
D.W. McCullar, Hapkido
I.H.K.A./I.H.M.U.Ca. Chief Instructor, 5th Dan

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